• adjective unable to play scoring strokes freely, especially because the bowling gives no opportunity to do so safely
    Citation ‘For the first two hours of his innings he was virtually strokeless against Garner and Botham’ (Vic Marks, Cricketer December 1982)
    Citation ‘Only one run came in the last nine overs, with Warne … bowling a strokeless Gary Kirsten with a vicious legspinner’ (WCM March 1994)